A collection of notes from the Iranian diaspora.
Arts, culture, community.

“It is doubly hard for Muslim women, because we want to complain about our men without everyone turning around to say, ‘See, I knew they were all crazy terrorists,’ ” said Ms. Noorbakhsh, a 31-year-old comedian, who after describing her sex education talk goes on to detail losing her virginity in college. “You leave yourself vulnerable to people using your voice to attack your community, so we kind of censor our own voices.”

—    Zahra Noorbakhsh, in the NYT, in a review of the new collection of Muslim American women’s stores, Love, InshAllah: The Secret Love Lives of American Muslim Women. Zahra is joined by Melody Moezzi and Najva Sol as the Iranian American women who contributed to this multifacted project.
  • 25 January 2012
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